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The Telephone (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 January 1988 (USA)
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A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Vashti Blue
Severn Darden ...
Max
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Rodney
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Telephone Man
Ronald J. Stallings ...
Saxophone Player
John Hattan ...
Sidewalk Vendor
Lina Chu ...
Sidewalk Vendor
James Victor ...
Big Ray on Answering Machine (voice)
Robin Menken ...
Voice on the Freeway (voice)
Danae Torn ...
Midge on Answering Machine (voice)
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Voice on the Freeway (voice)
Don Blakely ...
Larry on Answering Machine / Voice on the Freeway (voice)
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Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine
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A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

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She's on the line...and off the wall.

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Comedy | Drama

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22 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Telefon Terror  »

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The script was originally written in mind for Robin Williams but Williams turned it down and the lead role went on to Williams' Comic Relief USA partner Whoopi Goldberg. See more »

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Features Christmas in July (1940) See more »

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One Love/People Get Ready
Written by Bob Marley and Curtis Mayfield
© Cayman Music (A.S.C.A.P.)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Bob Marley
Courtesy of Island Records
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Whoopie Goldberg shows true genius in this one woman show.
22 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you think an entire movie about a woman alone in her apartment cant be entertaining,funny,sad and fascinating this movie will prove you wrong. There is even a plot twist or two that will take you by suprise. This movie in itself proves what a stunning talent Whoopie is and shows she's probably even more talented as an actress than as a comedian.


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